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company. >>> another big story we're following tonight. toyota's internal troubles revealed. an e-mail exposes concerns about the automaker's souring public image. a top official writing about the defective gas pedals tells another official the time to hide this one is over. >> reporter: the e-mail was obtained by the associated press tucked in with thousands of documents toyota has turned over to government investigators. it was a month before toyota's president was hauled before congress, five days before the japanese car company announced a massive recall because of defective gas pedals. on january 16 of this year, toyota's top public relations official in the u.s. wrote to a colleague, we need to come clean. seemingly concerned the company wasn't handling its troubling safety issues effectively, miller worried toyota's outstanding reputation for producing safe and reliable cars and trucks was in peril. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, miller writes. on monday the obama administration fined toyota a record $16 millio
, crossed over the double yellow line on alabama and hit that toyota sedan that was full of kids. just moments ago, we learned the driver of the sedan has died. we're told he had four children in his car and we're told one of them is in grave condition. two people were inside the van. it was driven by a man. police say officers arrived on the scene quickly, managed to help get the driver of the van out because it was leaking fuel and caught fire. witnesses helped too and described the van as driving dangerously fast. >> lift up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. and it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean, this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that i know he passed me at every bit of a hundred. >> everybody went running to see what was wrong. the car was full of children. all the children were terribly injured. the van came to rest after taking down street signs and stopping right in front of the school. >> reporter: ironically there was a photo enforcement officer parked right here just a bloc
's the beef. what's in it. what a new report says you could be eating. >>> another big blow for toyota. why the company is telling customers to stop buying one of its best sellers. >>> a miracle in the florida every glades. a girl missing for days is found in a florida swamp. the divine intervention thatmayr discovery. >>> a new investigation into the coal mine explosion in west virginia. >>> another gut punch tonight for toyota. its upscale lexus suv got hit with a safety writing so bad consumers are being told not to buy it. consumer reports gave the lexus gx 460 a don't buy rating. the group saves the vehicle's electronic traction control doesn't react fast enough and cannot stop the vehicle from rolling over. it's the first time in nine years the group has issued such a warning. >> when the vehicle the gx 460 is push to its limits the rear end swings out wide until the vehicle is almost sideways. if this is to happen in a real world situation it could lead to a roll over. >> lexus has stopped selling the vehicle t says engineers conducted similar tests but did not find that problem. it
's set to be in merger talks with united. >>> now developments on toyota's troubles. a transportation department official says toyota is expected to agree to a record fine $16.4 million. by tomorrow the automaker must decide whether to accept or contest the penalty. the government imposed it earlier this month claiming toyota knew about faulty gas pedals several months before issuing a recall. >>> a tense battle is brewing on capitol hill over financial reform overhaul bill. many democrats support the measure but republicans say they'll try to block it because they believe it will lead to more bailouts. treasury secretary tim geithner says taxpayers want wall street cleaned up. tens of thousands of businesses fail, worst financial crisis in generations that is a powerful case for reform. >> i think the president's political arm is taking over this debate. it's unfortunate because i like many others want banks to be banks. they don't want them to be casinos or take risky bets on our money. >> president obama says he'll veto the financial reform bill if it does not tackle derivatives. t
trouble for toyota. the company is now recalling 600,000 sienna minivans. rust from road salt could cause the carrier cable that holds the spare tire to rust and break allowing that tire to tumble into the road which could threaten the safety of other drivers. it affects all vans sold it 1998 and this year. owners should expect to get a letter telling them to bring their car in for inspection. toyota is still working on a fix. >>> a travel alert for anyone going near a metro station this weekend. it's going to be slow going. there will be sick gal tracking at red, blue -- single tracking on the red, blue, orpg and green lines -- orange and green lines. you can expect to wait up to 40 minutes for a train. both the capitals and nationals are in action this weekend and many fans as you know rely on the rails. >> this is a routine maintenance that was scheduled in february but due to the snow had to be delayed. so there will be 40-minute delays on the lines and we ask that customers please make their travel plans accordingly. >> we have a list of all the stations affected on our website right
that straight ahead.  >>> first toyota got hit with a record fine on monday. today another civil penalty could be in the works. the transportation department is now telling the automaker that the gas pedals have two different problems and could require two separate solutions to fix. toyota is already facing a $16 million fine for waiting too long to tell the government about those defective gas pedals. >>> a foreclosure fiasco for a georgia couple even though they're not behind on payments. a man legally bought their home at auction and then showed up with the papers. >> reporter: two days ago randy felt like the rug had been pulled out from under her. she found out her house had been sold and it wasn't even on the partial. >> on tuesday my husband was outside working on his truck. a guy came over to him and i think shook his hand and said hi, i just bought this house. so he's thinking to himself, yeah, right, you're joking. they rang the doorbell. i was on the phone. he rings the doorbell and my husband says to me, this guy is the new owner of this house. >> report
will connect you with the maryland attorney general's office. >>> there is more trouble for toyota tonight. the automaker is recalling 50,000 sacoya suvs. only the 2003 models are affected. toyota says there may be a problem with the electronic stability control system. it helps maintain tax when you turn. in some cases the stability control could activate at low speeds and prevent the suv from accelerating as quickly as you might expect. >>> metro trains are back up to speed after a day of delays. a track maintenance car delayed twice on the blue and yellow lines. it has regular tires and special wheels so it can run on the tracks. the first derailment caused some minor damage forcing trains to single track between reagan national and crystal city. it derailed a second time heading back to the rail yard. >>> to capitol hill and the fight for financial reform. republicans say they are finally ready to allow the legislation to be debated in the senate. earlier today the g.o.p. blocked a vote to bring the bill to the floor. but at the end of the day they said behind-the-scenes talks have gon
crash involving his toyota killed another driver. tonight a key piece of evidence could turn this case on its head. will? >> reporter: american idol is giving back raising millions of dollars. tonight we're with the reigning idol champ who's giving back too. >> fox 5 news is just getting started. >>> alarming accusations of abuse at a maryland middle school. students' families accusing a teacher's aide beating up a mentally handicapped teenager and the principal covering it all up. >> reporter: the 14-yard mentally disabled student was playing in the gym at oxon hill middle school when his family says he was beaten by an out of control teacher's aide. >> but for whatever reason, the teacher's aide picked up this ball, slammed it into the face of the student, proceeded to throw him into the bleachers not once but twice. >> a family spokesperson says fellow teachers and students screamed for him to stop. the boy has the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. williams says the aide identified as mr. davis struck the boy again, even after the boy was restrained by another teacher. >> he comes ar
yours, like mine ♪ like home... ♪ home... ♪ ♪ home! captioning sponsored by 20th century fox and toyota. moving forward. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a store shoot-out. bandits bust in ready to swipe thousands in jewelry but didn't bet on an a elderly owner fighting back. he tells fox 5 his story. >>> it's gambling. pure and simple raw gambling. >> goldman sachs executives face furious lawmakers on capital hill. we have the fiery war of words. >>> this little boy just 11 years old trapped in the body of someone more than five times his age. >>> we begin with a store shoot-out. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. >> a 76-year-old pulled a gun on the two men he said tried to rob his store right in front of him. the whole scene on howard and kensington. roby chavez starts us off in maryland. >> reporter: brian this is a story of good winning over evil. the armed gunmen picked a frail elderly man who has had four strokes, suffers with diabetes and even has a pacemaker. what they didn't count on is that he had a derringe .32-caliber revolver when they beat and attempted to rob the
take me there... ♪ (song ends, cheering, applause) captioning sponsored by 20th century fox and toyota. moving forward. . >>> act oosh attacked. cal penn held up at gunpoint in the district. you have to hear what the thieves got away with. >>> finally flying. passengers stranded for day in a mad dash to get home. >>> found out how an ipad left a man suffering a horrific injury. >>> we'll begin with an early morning actor cal penn. good evening. i'm brian bolter. >>> i'm shawn yancy. he was attacked at gunpoint. it's what the thieves took that's rattling some nerves tonight. wisdom martin is working the story for us. wisdom? >> reporter: actor kal penn gave up the bright lights of hollywood for the politics of d.c. but monday morning he found himself face to face with armed criminals. he's best known for his role on the big screen in movies and his starring role on fox's hit show "house." now he's been caught up in real life drama. according to police sources, penn was walking on s street northwest around 1:20 in the morning when he was approached by armed suspects. sources say they for
in the newsroom, i'm will thomas, fox 5 news. >>> toyota is taking a closer look at that lexus suv it stopped selling. engineers in japan are testing the 2010gx460. consume he reports warned them not to sell it -- consumer reports warned them -- [ indiscernible ] >>> there is a new push from capitol hill to ground spirit airlines' plan to charge you for carry-ons. senators introduce add bill that would charge the airlines if they charge you. >> reporter: many airlines now charge to check baggage but the plan to charge for carry-ons may have gone too far. spirit airlines sparring a spirited debate after announcing it would charge customers $45 a pop for every bag stowed in -- stowed in overhead bins. they said they will charge $45 less for each ticket to offset. >> if you don't carry a bag, you carry a lot less. >> reporter: the idea is going over like a lead balloon with some lawmakers in washington. >> airlines are expecting you can visit a loved one for a week with a toothbrush and a comb. the way it's going your seat recline will be coin operated. >> re
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